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leaflord
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posted 28 October 2004 04:18 PM      Profile for leaflord     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It seems like the extreme-right Republican Coors family is now sponsoring, of all things, a well-known Montréal Gay event.

Check out the article here and discuss.

I think it shows the trap that even the most well-meaning events can fall into by getting into bed with unethical companies.


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Black Dog
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posted 28 October 2004 05:28 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mary Cheney (you know: the vice president's gay daughter), used to work for Coors as their gay community liaison for Coors Brewing Company. She played a pivotal role in ending a 20-year boycott by the gay community of that company.

Coors is a perfect example of a company that uses PR to burnish its image with certain groups, while aggressively undermining the same group's cause with its political advocacy.


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nonsuch
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posted 28 October 2004 06:28 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Though Coors has worked to win over gays in recent years - among other things, it now offers same-sex partner benefits to its employees -

That sounds quite progressive, actually. I wonder how many US companies do this?
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the Coors family is still firmly in far-right Republican territory (in other words, entirely anti-gay).

Well, not entirely, when you add Mary and sponsoring this event.
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In a campaign in which a Coors family member is running, that means gay dollars spent on Coors products are having a real impact (Pete Coors has reportedly spent millions of his own dollars on the hotly contested race).

I guess that's more honourable than spending millions of tax dollars.

From this article, it's hard to tell just exactly where they stand. Maybe there's hope? And returning to the Molson's logo after the merger won't be any cleaner. I guess you have to take sponsors where you find them.


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 28 October 2004 07:32 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by nonesuch:
That sounds quite progressive, actually. I wonder how many US companies do this?

40% of the Fortune 500, according to an article quoting the HRC.

http://tinyurl.com/5g37b


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Stagefffright
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posted 29 October 2004 12:27 AM      Profile for Stagefffright     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Coors beer is horrible, horrible I say! I really hope that they do not merge with Molson. Molson is already in my bad books, and the merger would make mne even madder.
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nonsuch
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posted 29 October 2004 02:15 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So, drink Creemore. Or Algonquin, it you're not fussy.
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vickyinottawa
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posted 29 October 2004 02:18 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
mmmmm....Creemore....
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